ERIC Number: EJ609014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Small Taxes on Soft Drinks and Snack Foods To Promote Health.
Jacobson, Michael F.; Brownell, Kelly D.
American Journal of Public Health, v90 n6 p854-57 Jun 2000
To compensate for an unhealthy food environment, foods high in calories, fat, or sugar could be subjected to special taxes, with costs of healthful foods subsidized. This paper reviews state tax laws, identifying 19 states and cities that levy such taxes. These taxes raise about $1 billion annually. The paper proposes using such revenues to fund health promotion programs. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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